The death in a plane crash of Socialist Party candidate Eduardo Campos has put an unpredictable spin on Brazil's presidential elections, opening the way for a popular environmentalist to challenge incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
From high-powered assault rifles to camouflage-clad police officers perched on top of heavily armored vehicles: the violence gripping the Missouri town of Ferguson has highlighted a growing militarization of U.S. law enforcement seen by many as disproportionate.
No signs along the long and dusty mountain road point the way to the Cultural Revolution museum complex.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship.
Fearing a genocide of Christians, the Vatican has given its approval to U.S. military air strikes in Iraq — a rare exception to its policy of peaceful conflict resolution.
A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say.
Iraq's Nuri al-Maliki insists he should remain premier, but with a rival candidate selected with strong international backing, his bid to cling to power has reached a dead end.
He was one of the first Chinese reporters to reach the earthquake epicenter, but the rows of hastily wrapped bodies at the roadside held no news value for the television cameraman.
When Pope Francis visits South Korea next week, he will find a thriving Catholic community with a social and political influence that belies its minority status in one of Christianity's most muscular Asian strongholds.
Limited skirmishes or a new round of killing? Friday's resumption of hostilities may see Hamas overplay its hand in a dangerous poker game that could plunge Gaza back into chaos, analysts said.